I promised I would share progress of the chicken house we're building (well actually, Mr. OUaP is doing the building. I just advise & critique).
If you're like me, photos of buildings under construction aren't that interesting, so I'll make this brief. I can't wait for it to be completed, and I'll share it as soon as it finshed.
This area was formerly a playground, with a large rustic wooden swing set, an elevated structure (a fort or a fairytale castle, depending upon the day) accessed by a ladder, and a wonderful slide.
Nearly 20 years old, the play area provided plenty of happy times, but over the years the structure's integrity had become compromised, so it was time to dismantle it.
It's the site for the new hen house.
The structure for the Hen House is 6' x 8', it will have a hardware wire enclosed pen/run of 15' x 16'.
The decomposed granite for the run being delivered, a tight squeeze for the dump truck. (You wouldn't have been able to see this view for the foliage so I took the picture, standing in the tub in the upstairs master bath for a better view.) :D
Framed with roof in place. The chicken's door will be the opening to the left of the ladder.
The human's door side of the building.
The electricity has yet to be wired, insulation, interior walls, and flooring must be installed, then roofing & gutters, siding and trims.
I'll try not to bore you with more pictures of the remainder of the work until it is all complete.
~ And the last two chicks ~
The last two chicks added to the flock are
Ameraucanas (a breed developed in the 1970's), similar to Auracanas. Ameraucanas are easier to breed as there are no complications due to lethal genes as with the Auracanas.
Like the Arucanas and Easter Eggers, these Ameraucans will lay pastel colored eggs; either blue, green, pink, or light brown:
I named this one 'Sugar'.
And here is her sister~ 'Truffle':
They have beautiful markings on their backs and wings, but I couldn't capture them very well ~ maybe later.
These two have been very gentle so far, and peep very quietly...
however all of this may change as they mature. ;)
If you are interested in keeping chickens, you may want to look into
Chicken L.O.R.E.* at the Backyard Chicken Site.
*Chicken Laws & Ordinances and your Rights and Entitlements
A project to attain the goal of "A Chicken In Every Yard"
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